Join us for a free guided hike beneath the light of a full moon!
Full moon hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles with a moderate incline.
*No pets please*
Guests must park in the paved parking lot to avoid ticketing by Rangers during this after hours event.
No RSVP needed. The hike will start on time, with park access gates closing at sundown.
Wear closed toe shoes, layers for changing temperatures, and bring water.
From Coldwater Canyon, after the stop sign at the bottom of the hill, drive forward past the lake and turn Right at the 2nd stop, then left at the fork onto Lake Dr.
From Beverly Hills take N. Beverly Dr, turn Right onto Franklin Canyon Dr, drive through the open gate and take the road up and over into the canyon, turn Right at the stop sign onto Lake Dr.
Please plan accordingly, once the sun sets you may have trouble reading street signs.
Conejo Valley Audubon invites birders of all experience levels to attend our monthly Beginner Bird Walks at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. These walks will be held on the second Wednesday of each month. We will meet at 8:00am at the main parking lot, which is accessible off Lynn Rd at Via Goleta in Newbury Park.
Rancho Sierra Vista is an excellent place to see many of the oak woodlands birds that are common in the Conejo Valley. We will take time to introduce beginning birders to these species and the best techniques for locating and identifying them.
If you have binoculars, please bring them. A few pairs of loaner binoculars will be available. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No sign-up is needed; just show up. Heavy rain will cancel the walk. The leader will be Richard Armerding
Franklin Canyon is recruiting volunteers! Would you like to make a difference in students lives by introducing them to nature? Community Nature Connection at Franklin Canyon offers free field trips to Title 1 students from Los Angeles, and we need you! Join us for 4 days of training to become a field trip guide and nature center host-Volunteers receive free professional development training, monthly enrichment trips, and introduce nature to the next generation.
If you would like to become a volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training dates are April 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.
Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.
Join our School Trip Coordinator for a Story Time and Nature Walk! These programs focus on a nature themed story accompanied by a guided walk to highlight the story. The program lasts for two hours. Please park in the large dirt parking lot near the large William O Douglas Outdoor Classroom sign. After parking, take the trail uphill to the Sooky Goldman Nature Center-story time meet-up point in our Children’s Play Area. Bathrooms and water fountains are available outside the nature center. Program starts on time.
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.
Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.
CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.